Trees are a beautiful and practical way to screen your property from the wind.
- Wind breaks are a continuous wall of vegetation that protects an area from wind. They also protect against soil erosion and blowing snow.
- The distance that the wind is reduced is 10 times the height of your tree screen.
- A good wind break has three or four layers and utilizes a variety of different trees. Mix several species together for a diversity that will protect not only against the wind, but against an illness that attacks a certain tree that could take down an entire screen of that variety.
- A wind break of just white pines is a weaker choice than one that mixes white pines with arborvitae, oak, blue spruce, hawthorns and black gum.
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